While BBC has confirmed that its award-winning drama series, “Sherlock,” will not be back on television until 2016, the rumor mill has been spinning speculations about the upcoming fourth season. Read on for more details about what could happen next on “Sherlock.”
Among the widely rumored stories that may be in the fourth season of “Sherlock” is that Watson (Martin Freeman) may already be a father, following his marriage to Mary (Amanda Abbington) in the final episode of the third season.
The actors neither confirmed nor deny the rumor, but in an interview with Vulture, Abbington did address questions about the newly married Watsons’ parenting style. She alluded that a child with an assassin (Mary) and an army doctor (Watson) for parents may be mentally screwed up, but there will be no one bullying him at the playground.
Abbington did confirm in the same interview that she will still be back for Season 4 but said that she is not allowed to say anything else. Meanwhile, Abbington’s real-life husband, Martin Freeman, who has just recently won an Emmy for his role on “Sherlock,” said that the show’s return would be full of surprises.
“It’s going to be full of surprises for you, and for us and for everybody. I think we just know to expect the unexpected now. What has been explained to me and Ben [Cumberbatch] and Amanda Abbington – my missus who plays Mary – has been very exciting. The plans they have got for the overarching series – oh man, it’s just so exciting!” said Freeman in a radio interview, as published on Mirror.
Steven Moffat, the show’s creator, also hinted that next season of “Sherlock” would be devastating, citing that when he explained the plan to the cast in preparation for their filming in 2015, many of them were “reduced to tears.”
Meanwhile, there have also been plenty of casting rumors, including the return of Janine (Yasmine Akram), whom Sherlock encountered during Watson’s wedding to Mary in Season 3. Moffat implied that because Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) liked her, he might see her again.
Sherlock’s other romantic interest, Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), is also rumored to return, but there has been no implications and hints about this from the show’s creators.
The show, which is expected to be back in early 2016, will also have a Christmas special to preview on BBC in December 2015.
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